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[audio]Leah Fried on Republic Windows Factory Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
UE organizer Leah Fried discusses the decision of the workers at Republic Windows and Doors, members of UE Local 1110, to occupy their factory. The workers are demanding that the owners of the plant, which was official closed Friday morning pay them a severance mandated by law.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers; Leah Fried
Downloads: 59
[audio]Joe Moore on Republic Windows Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Chicago Alderman Joe Moore announces that 15 members of the Chicago City Council are seeking to pass a resolution calling for the City to divest from Bank of America if the bank refuses to extend credit to the owners of Republic Windows & Doors. Republic management claims that it can not pay their workers the severance they are due under law, because the bank has refused them further credit. The workers are currently occupying the factory in protest.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 6
[audio]Labor Express For 12-7-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-7-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, the workers of Republic Windows & Doors, a custom-crafted vinyl replacement window factory, were informed last Tuesday that as of 10 AM Friday morning, the factory would close down for good. The workers members of UE Local 1110, immediately contacted their union reps and began to organize a response...
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 25
[audio]Republic Windows Workers Occupy Factory - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Melvin Maclin, Vice-President of UE Local 1110 and Lalo Munoz, a 34 year employee of Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago discuss what lead them to occupy their factory as they seek justice from a company that is closing it's doors without giving the notice mandated by law.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 46
[audio]Jorge Mujica at BofA Rally - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Jorge Mujica at rally at the Bank of America branch in the Chicago neighborhood of La Villta. Supporters of the workers occupying Republic Windows & Doors held the protest, threatening that members of the Latino community will pull their money out of Bank of America if the company refuses to ensure the Republic workers are paid what they are due under law.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 32
[audio]Final Press Conference Republic Factory Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Final Press Conference Republic Factory Occupation
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 26
[audio]Voices from Republic Occupation Victory - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Voices from Republic Occupation Victory
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 29
[audio]Mark Meinster Day 4 of Republic Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Negotiations between the UE, the management of Republic Windows & Doors and Bank of America ended without a resolution on Day 4 of the workers occupation. Mark Meinster, International Representative for UE talks about the state of the struggle to win the Republic their just due.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 50
[audio]Carl Rosen City Hall Republic Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Carl Rosen, President of the Western Region of the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) talks at Chicago City Hall press conference on the ongoing occupation of Republic Windows and Doors by it's workers. He announces that the union is seeking a means to keep the factory in operation under new management.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 20
[audio]Labor Express For 12-14-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-14-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Republic Windows & Doors workers WIN! Only 6 days after under taking the first factory occupation in the United States since the late 1930’s, the workers at Republic Windows & Doors in Chicago defeat both Republic management and Bank of America, winning the severance package they were due under federal law. The action of the workers at Republic was international news within days of the worker’s decision to occupy the facto...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; Republic; Bank of America; bailout; occupation; direct action; Coalition of Immokalee Workers; CIW; Republic Windows and Doors
Downloads: 30
[audio]Labor Express For 7-26-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-26-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we hear about a new book by Chicago journalist Kari Lyderson on the Republic Windows & Doors factory occupation which took place in Chicago last December. Also the workers at Quad Cities Die Casting in Moline, IL., members of UE Local 1174 are currently engaged in a fight to keep their plant from closing. Will hear from UE organizer Leah Fried about the state of that struggle...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; Quad City diecasting; UE; United Electrical Workers; Moline; Honduras; Leah Fried; Alexy Lanza; Republic Windows and Doors; occupation; Kari Lyderson
Downloads: 6
[audio]Labor Express for 4-12-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-19-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Episode focuses on an interview with Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice and author of the new book Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—And What We Can Do About It. We discuss various forms of wage theft (how companies steal wages from their employees). Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; Kim Bobo; wage theft; Department of Labor, Interfaith Worker Justice, WARN Act, Republic; Republic Windows and Doors
Downloads: 26
[audio]Labor Express for 5-13-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-13-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. It is a new era not only for workers in Chicago but across the country. At least that is the message the members of the New Era Windows worker owned cooperative communicated to the press last Thursday at the grand opening of what is one of a very few, if not the only, manufacturing cooperative in the United States. This same intrepid group of workers are the same folks who brought you the week long Republic Window and Doors fac...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Republic Windows and Doors; New Era Windows; cooperative; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 12
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